Not always do I listen to music while reading a book. Most of the times, it is only because I want to avoid the outside noise. For those moments, I am more grateful to those wonderful composers than those who put their thoughts into words.
Music, when I am reading , elevates not just the writing but my entire thought process. Yes, writing can take us to unimagined places and makes us think and ponder over so many things. But when I listen to music in the background, that makes me experience emotions which are far more intense, far more complex and which can never be explained. In that moment, I completely surrender to the music in a way I can, perhaps, never surrender to words.